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Snake Roundup

Adam Hochberg reports that it's snake roundup season in the South, a springtime tradition in which hunters scour the woods for rattlesnakes and bring them into town -- often to be slaughtered. Roundups were originally intended to protect people from snake bites. They have become tourist attractions in some places, like Claxton, Ga. But environmentalists and animal rights groups call the roundups barbaric

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